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Acropora russelli

Wallace, 1994

Colonies are bushy with fine matted branches. Branches tend to be perpendicular to older branches although all branches are of similar thickness (approximately 5 mm). Axial and incipient axial corallites intergrade with radial corallites and are distinctively tubular, with truncated ends. Radial corallites project almost perpendicularly from branches and are tubular and uniform in shape.

Colour: Brown with pale branch tips.

Habitat: Sheltered reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora cardenae , Acropora fenneri

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace (1994, 1999)

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Acropora russelli.  Malaysia.  Colonies are irregular branches which are weakly attached to the substrate.  Elizabeth Wood.

Acropora russelli.Malaysia.Colonies are irregular branches which are weakly attached to the substrate.Elizabeth Wood.

Acropora russelli.  Malaysia.  Colonies are irregular branches which are weakly attached to the substrate.  Elizabeth Wood.

Acropora russelli.Malaysia.Colonies are irregular branches which are weakly attached to the substrate.Elizabeth Wood.

Acropora russelli.  Indonesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Acropora russelli.Indonesia.Showing branching pattern.

Acropora russelli.  Indonesia.  Showing branches.

Acropora russelli.Indonesia.Showing branches.

Acropora russelli.  Indonesia.  Showing corallites.

Acropora russelli.Indonesia.Showing corallites.

Acropora russelli.  Indonesia.  Showing corallite detail.

Acropora russelli.Indonesia.Showing corallite detail.